Category: Legislative Updates


Referenda Seeking to Reverse Immunization Medical Exemption Laws Cleared for Circulation

This week, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla cleared for circulation two referenda challenging California statute related to state oversight of medical exemptions for school immunization requirements enacted through Senator Richard Pan’s SB 276 and SB 714. Recall, the two measures were passed and signed into law earlier this month after a flurry of activities,…

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California Legislature Returns from Summer Recess, Four Weeks Remain in Session

The California Legislature returned to Sacramento on Monday from its month-long summer recess, resuming bill negotiations, committee hearings, and floor deliberations. Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees face an August 30 deadline to hear and report fiscal bills to their respective floors. Appropriations Committees are expected to hold suspense file hearings the last week of August…

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Legislature Concludes Marathon Week of Hearings, Begins Month-Long Summer Recess

The California Legislature this week undertook an extremely busy schedule, featuring several committee hearings that stretched many hours and the advancement of a number of high-profile measures. Wednesday was the deadline for policy committees to hear and report fiscal measures to fiscal committees, and today was the deadline for policy committees to hear and report…

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Legislature, Governor Finalize $26 Billion Wildfire Liability Measure

This week, the California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom finalized a sweeping $26 billion wildfire liability measure aimed at protecting wildfire victims, creating additional safety and oversight processes for public utilities, and holding public utility companies accountable for safety of their infrastructure systems. After extensive negotiations between the Legislature, Administration, and relevant utility and wildfire…

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